Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes (Stephen Jarvis)

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  • (Posted 2012-10-21)  CPDL #27425:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-10-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original order of staves is Counter - Tenor - Treble - Bass, with the counter part printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Figuring of the vocal bass part in the source has been omitted from the present edition. The following notes are printed in the source as small grace notes, and have been editorially written out in full: bar 2, beat 3, alto F; bar 3, beat 3, soprano F; bar 10, beat 3, alto G and second A; bar 12, beat 3, soprano D and alto B flat; bar 13, beat 3, alto G and second F.

General Information

Title: Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes
Composer: Stephen Jarvis
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymnCarol

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1816 in Twelve Psalm Tunes and Eight Anthems, p. 11
Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 18245. The text underlaid in the Twelve Psalm Tunes and Eight Anthems is O praise the Lord with one consent, the metrical New Version of Psalm 135, but a note below the music reads 'N. B. The above Psalm may be sung as a Christmas Hymn to the words, Shepherds rejoice lift up your eyes And send your fears away. &c:'.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes.